Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Fashion Production
We all like looking good and dressing up in elegant and luxurious wears. But have we ever reflected on how our dressing affects the environment? The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global emissions, and the continuous demand for clothing will see this rise considerably in the coming years.
Fashion brands should increasingly try to become eco-friendly and adopt technology to reduce textile waste.
Technology that contributes to sustainable fashion transformation
Fashion companies can adopt fashion technologies that enable them to produce high-quality and desirable clothing with less detriment to the environment. They can adopt any of the following approaches:
Mobile body scanning
clothing companies make clothes based on template body shapes, and this does not fit all customer segments. With 3D body scanning, companies can create clothing that fits different body types and produce better fitting clothes for multiple customer segments. This reduces the resources put into making clothes and the environmental impact.
With 3D Virtual samples, clothing samples can spend less time and materials trying to get the right fit for final production. Designers can get a view of how the final design would look like without creating any textile waste.
Using virtual samples will significantly speed up the development process, giving apparel brands the ability to reform their sample-development processes.
Apparel brands can be more agile and responsive to trends and customer demands because remodeling or creating new designs comes at a minimal material cost.
Personalized clothing customers solutions
Fashion brands can be more customer-centric by delivering personalized clothing solutions to customers. Customers can make matching outfits for themselves and maybe pets.
Due to the application of 3D body scanning and 3D virtual samples, companies can regulate the efficiency of their outputs as they can produce in small and large bits depending on customer demand.
Current materials like fabric, nylon, and polyester all require considerable resources and even contribute to environmental pollution.
A viable approach to becoming more eco-friendly is for apparel brands to use recycled fibers or in the production of clothes. This approach reduces water consumption by 75% and chemical consumption by 90% while ensuring color quality.